This trip was AWESOME. Our guide, Gracia, was a consummate professional. She called us her family and we all felt that way after the first day. The tour guides in the cities were fantastic-especially our guide in Cordoba. His knowledge and love of Spanish history and his passion about his country were infectious. All of the art, monuments and cathedrals were exciting. This trip was a perfect solution for us as we wanted to cover a lot of territory, but did not want to drive a car.
We loved it and will definitely recommend it to others.
This was a great trip. Mariola was our guide on the bus. She was exceptional. Very good English and a positive, bubbly attitude. Very knowledgeable. Our city guides were very good, although we should have been using a whisper device every time. The tour bus was without a restroom which would have been better, but frequent stops were always planned. This was a quick and easy way to see Spain.
This was a great trip. Met some wonderful new friends. Suggest scheduling the optional tours in advance--well worth it!
Good tour overall, comfortable coach with ample rest stops, Wifi on coach did not work. Guides and driver were very good. Main downside are the fellow travelers. By nature, coach tours will be populated by older patrons and some families with small children and therefore there will be some grumpiness that will occur, and the tours can be delayed cutting down on free time. Hotels were on the whole good, although I had anticipated better amenities. Only one hotel had a pool on the tour, and therefore exercise time was somewhat limited. I think that for travelers who do not feel comfortable setting up self tours this tour is a good value, and the company, cared well for us.
Really fantastic tour with helpful guides, great accommodation and wonderful food.
All of the major sites of Andalusia were covered and it was a very great way to see many of the incredible sites of southern Spain in a short amount of time.
Special commendations should be given to our guides Josep, Hugo, and Juan from Granada.
I would score it as 5
Services, hotels, guides, timing, itineraries- everything was great and according to expectations!
This tour was amazing!
A great tour !!! Our tour guide Joseph and the Bus Driver Chabi made the entire journey an excellent one. Highly recommend this tour. Value for money.
Wonderful trip! Of course not enought time and too much to see. Loved our tour Gide, Grace, what an unique women
This tour was fantastic, our Guide Gracia was wonderful and really was the icing on the tour cake, very informative, funny, caring and very organised, she took great care of her 'family'. The places we visited were beautiful and we got to see a lot inside and out of the Cordoba Cathedral and The Alhambra, which were highlights among a lot of highlights. The local guides were very good too, the additional El Palacio Andaluz Flamenco Show in Seville I would highly recommend, the only sour note was the Gypsy Flamenco visit, we were picked up at 9pm and went to see the Alhambra at night which was good but we stood around for ages, 10mins would have been sufficient then the Flamenco show didn't start until 11pm which was late for a group who had an early start and it was nowhere near as good as the previous nights show I would tell people to pass on that one but that was the only downside the rest of the tour was as good as it gets.
Jousef our tour guide was Great!
This was a great trip made even better by the wit, humor, and knowledge of Josep our tour guide. With a short time available and the difficulties of reaching these cities we decided to take this tour. It was worth every penny. The accommodations were outstanding and the pace of the trip was perfect. I recommend this tour for anyone wanting to learn more about this part of Spain and how it related to the United States.
Wonderful tour, nice people on board bus and tour guide, Josef, was amazing as was our driver. Hotels (we opted for the upgrades) were very good with nice breakfasts each morning. No complaints and I would highly recommend this tour to folks who want to see a lot of Spain in a short amount of time.
Great short tour of lots of places in a short period of time. Good value. My feet and rear end are sore. Didn't realize how big Spain was and how far apart the cities were. Good guide and bus driver. Wish we could have used toilets on bus.
Very well organised, a good way to see these places in a short time, not too big a group; hotels were in good locations and meals were relaxed/buffet style (travellers did not have to sit together at the same time - tables were reserved for Julia)
The best way to see southern Spain. We never thought a bus tour could be so fun and informative and we will do it all over again without any hesitation. All the tour guides in each town were very knowledgeable about the beautiful buildings we visited. The optional tours should not be missed. Seville, Granada and Toledo were definitely our super bonuses for this tour. Love it, love it, love it.
The tour was excellent, lots to see and benefit from. The bus was comfortable , and the guid was good. However I wishe that the guide could have controlled the loud family on the bus. Lots of complain against them was there but the guid e said there was nothing he could have done.
The trips from one city to another were long but the hotels were good so we were able to relax between the rides.
An excellent tour but be warned it covers a lot of kilometres
This tour is highly recommended. It is well organized by a local tour operator, Julia'travel. It is also worth while to upgrade to the superior hotel package. We have seen so much of Spain in 6 days , more so than my previous 2 visits to Spain. People might complain about the long bus rides, but to us that is the time to catch up with our sleep as We were so busy in the evening seeing all the cultures of Spain. Spanish people don't venture out until after 6 pm because of the heat. From the US, it is worth while to find a hotel near the pickup point on the first day. Use google maps, we found a hotel just about 5 minutes walk from the Julia' travel location near La Ramblas.
All and all, I don't think we can travel that far all over Andalucia region in that short of time on our own. This is a very quick way to see Spain at reasonable costs.
We loved the tour. Our only problem was the lack of information prior to the trip. We had difficulty getting the necessary; where we were meeting, and at what time are we meeting information from Julia Travel. In Barcelona,( when we called from Oregon), they would refer us to Madrid office of Julia travel, and then the Madrid office referred us back to Barcelona. We were fortunetly in Barcelona for 4 days prior to our tour, so it took us 2 days of directly communicating with the office in person to find out that we were suppose to meet the bus on sunday morning at 8:15 am. We did not receive an itinerary until we had arrived in Madrid. It leaves first time travelers in Spain a little apprehensive to say the least. I still do not understand why the Barcelona office could not have brought the itinerary information on their computers and delivered it to us?
You get more than what you pay for !! Wow
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